Monday, June 15, 2015

Betty Ann Food Shop in East Boston Has Closed for Good

An award-winning bakery that has been in business for more than 80 years has confirmed that they are closed for good, three months after the owner passed away.

According to a Facebook post from the store, Betty Ann Food Shop in East Boston is no longer in operation, with the note saying that "Some of our customers have asked if we will be reopening. We will not be reopening. [Owner] Billy Scantlebury was the last of Scantlebury bakers. Thank you for your support and we hope you will continue to post your Betty Ann's memories on this page from time to time." Scantlebury, who died in early March, was the grandson of the founder of the Bennington Street shop, who first opened it up in 1931 according to an earlier article from Eater Boston. The bakery was known for its old-fashioned donuts, and was once picked as one of the "AOL Top Ten Best Bakeries in the country," according to its Facebook page.

Betty Ann had been closed for more than a year from 2013 into 2014 as the result of medical issues, and closed again this past winter (and has been closed ever since), though at the time it was not known whether it would be a temporary or permanent closure.

The address for this now-closed bakery in East Boston was: Betty Ann Food Shop, 565 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA, 02128.

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